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jimsimon1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've switched over to iCloud and now my Samsung Sidekick won't work with my Mac email. Anyone sorted this out yet?

  • nicoleivy Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried for days, I haven't see any solutions that work yet.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    The mail server settings have changed in iCloud. Here are the new ones:


    iCloud: Mail server information


    It's just a bog-standard IMAP email account and has worked fine on all the non-iOS devices I've tried it on so far.

  • nicoleivy Level 1 (0 points)

    It still doesn't work for me.  I was online with support for 2+ hours yesterday.  They were extremely nice and helped me get everything (many devices) working except my Samsung Galaxy SII.  It will not work there, even with the correct settings.  I verified the correct settings with a senior advisor.  Even though Apple changed their website to list the outgoing imap server as, you should include your correct prefix in front of it, which I obtained from my Macbook Pro mail acount. (p99- for me).  Also, I verified your username should NOT include or  I have iCloud mail working all on my devices now, except my android.  If anyone else figures out what to do, please post.  Support acknowledged there are many other people that seem to be having the same issues.

  • peter1983 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is the settings that I used on my optimus s it worked great




    1. Go to the native email client application and go to new account setup.

    2. Fill your email address “ or” and password and click on the Manual Setup.

    3. Choose IMAP and fill “” (or etc..)port: 993 and Security type : SSL.

    4. On the following screen configure smtp server by entering these values

    SMTP Server:

    Port: 587

    Security type: TLS

    I also used require login

    Good luck

  • nicoleivy Level 1 (0 points)

    @peter1983 (or anyone who currently has iCloud mail working from android device)

    Can someone (who has it working) try to download either the MailDroid or K-9 Mail (android) apps and verify that those apps work.  Obviously, the authentication on certain native mail clients do not work (Samsung Galaxy SII).  MailDroid and K-9 also do not work for me - so it would be helpful to know if they work for others (who are getting iCloud mail from their native mail clients).  It would definitely narrow down if the problem is with the way my me (or mac) account is setup, or, if it is a mail client problem (wrong authentication).  If it is an issue with the Mail app, maybe we can find one that works.  Thanks!

  • jimsimon1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have K9 and it does NOT work. I am about ready to chuck iCloud altogether.

  • jimsimon1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried both of the documents related here and neither of them help me set up my mail in either Apple Mail (***?!) OR my Samsung Sidekick.

  • pointm Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks Julian for the update, mine works fine, but will try that one.



  • rvolkmann Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter1983's guidance worked for me.  I now have iCloud mail working on my Android Motorola Atrix.

  • nicoleivy Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried changing my appleid password last week, so it's already used the required length and characters - but I just changed my password again today, and I am finally getting mail on my android phone!!  It is working from my Samsung Galaxy S2!!  I also used for my email address instead of

  • jimsimon1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The password reset did finally work. peter1983's instructions worked and I didn't even need to fiddle with settings for the servers.

  • TMLNYC Level 1 (0 points)

    and one more.. peter 1983's worked for me.. THANK YOU.. didnt really want to ditch mail for gmail (ack phuey LOL)

  • MacnHondaGuy Level 1 (0 points)

    Was trying to install iCloud Mail on my "Enhanced Email" droid app on my Original Droid (2009)...installing iCM was a frustrating experience...checked into Apple Support Discussions (Found most of my Apple Solutions here over the years)... all attempts failed until I tried Peter 1983's  method: Worked like a charm.... Never would have thought of TLS security. Thanks Peter !! ; can now carry my iCloud on my 'Droid.

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